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    Mentors needed! Be a part of something BIG!

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois is placing a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our families by bringing in more men as volunteers. Only one out of ten new volunteers enrolling at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois is male, whereas a majority of our children applying are boys raised by a single female parent. Our boys need solid male role models to grow into responsible adults. These youngsters are ready and waiting for a few good men to step forward. Being a “Big Brother” requires no special skills – just a desire to step in and make a difference.

The Community-Based setting allows for Bigs to spend time with Littles exploring parks, visiting museums, taking in sporting events, catching a movie together – any place that sounds like fun to you and your Little Brother or Sister. The times and possibilities are up to you. We offer Community-Based opportunities in each of our nine counties.

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The Site-Based model allows for the mentor to visit their Little in the child's school, after school program, or at another youth-serving agency. BBBS is affiliated with approximately 25 schools, as well as 6 additional youth service organizations. This format allows for the match to meet in a more structured environment than out in the community, usually for about an hour per week. For some volunteers this is a better fit because of the option to have their lunch break with their Little, at the child's school, and the fact that it can fit neatly into a work and family routine. We offer School-Based opportunities in each of our nine counties.

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mentor2.0 is a technology-enriched, mentoring program working with Decatur Public School District 61. The program provides students with support and guidance to graduate from high school, succeed in college and become workforce ready!

For more information contact: 217.428.4240 or [email protected]

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

Help BBBS by serving on our Board of Directors.

Board Member

Serve on one of our Regional Boards.

Committee Member

Serve as a committee member for one of our fundraising events.